By Ryan Kamauff
Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day.
- Army defends its mobile device security plan – “The Department of Defense’s inspector general has reposted and updated a report critical of the Army’s shortcomings in handling cybersecurity for commercial mobile devices (CMD), with some changes to correct for what it says were mistakes.” This analysis revealed that the Army is failing in managing their Commercial Mobile Devices that are already in use. There are 14,000 such devices in use now. Via Network World, more here.
- DON CIO issues cloud computing guidance – “In a memo released April 1, Department of Navy Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen stated as a first step is moving to the cloud, the Navy will move low-impact information systems and mission functions to commercial cloud service providers that meet requirements.” The DON will do this until a DoD-wide solution is found. Via FedScoop, more here.
- Cyber education key to security – “DHS is creating and implementing standards of performance through a professional certification system, building a cybersecurity talent pipeline through academic institutions nationwide and with other key partners.” This pipeline includes standardized training and certifications, which will enable a more competent cyber force. The education and training will hopefully assist in retaining the valuable members of this work force. Via Politico, more here.
- Managed Security Services Top $13 Billion In 2012; Strong Growth Ahead For Cloud Security – “Market research firm Infonetics Research released excerpts from its latest Cloud and CPE Managed Security Services report, which analyzes and forecasts the market for cloud- and customer premises equipment (CPE)-based security services delivered by service providers to small, medium, and large businesses.” This is clearly a space with room to grow, because no solution is ever complete. Via Dark Reading, more here.
- NIST and Industry Begin Dialogue on Cybersecurity Standards – This is a dialogue to track because the NIST guidelines will create ripples in the federal space (to say the least). These best practices will help inform decision makers and spending in the future, across government and industry. Via Federal News Radio, more here.
- Huawei Defends Equipment Security Amid Spying Concerns – “Huawei Technologies Co. said it doesn’t pose a U.S. security threat as China’s largest maker of telecommunications equipment defends itself against foreign governments’ concerns that it aids intelligence agencies.” Huawei is trying to protect their global image from accusations that they are helping China spy on networks with their technology. Via Bloomberg, more here.